About Me


My passion for oil painting started whilst living in Colorado where I immersed myself in the diverse Denver art community. Painting in the “Alla Prima” wet on wet style allows me to push my colour palette sometimes blending on the canvas which results in fresh, loose, and visible brush strokes and a playful energy across my works.

I am always looking for opportunities to paint outdoors as it allows me to capture nature’s true colours and the play of light in a single moment. Taking seemingly simple scenes and transforming them into a beautiful and interesting vignette with only oil paints feels like my very own superpower.

I’ve been fortunate to live my dream as a professional Artist for the last 7 years as well as teaching classes and workshops around Australia. My work is held by collectors across Australia and internationally with multiple awards and regular shortlists in numerous national shows including Lethbridge 20000, The Darcy Doyle’s, and Spirit of Australia.

Thank you for taking the time to view my work

Most days I am active on social media and respond to comments there, you can also get in touch via the contact page. 


May 2024 - Finalist - Lethbridge Landscape Prize

April 2024 - “A New Season” Solo Show Wild Canary


October 2023 - Finalist Bluethumb Art Awards

October 2023 - “En Plein Air” A Joint Exhibition with Leisl Baker at Art Nuvo Gallery, Buderim

September 2023 - The Spirit of the Landscape Exhibition, Mandurah WA

August 2023 - Finalist Clayton Utz Art Awards, by Lethbridge Gallery

June 2023 - Highly Commended - Lethbridge Small Scale Art Awards

June 2023 - 2nd Place The Doyles Art Awards - Still Life Category

April 2023 - Highly Commended - Watercolour -  Aspects Art Show, Goondoowindi

February 2023 - "Inside Outside Upside Down", Online Group Show with Artburst Studios USA

January 2023 - Finalist, Heart of the Bush, Goondiwindi


December 2022 - Finalist, 9 x 5 Landscape Exhibition - Waverly Woolahra Art School

November 2022 - Wild Summer Days Group Exhibition, Wild Canary

October 2022 - Monday Painters Group Exhibition, Brookfield Qld

September 2022 - Peel Region Award - Plein Air Down Under - Mandurah WA

September 2022 - Featured Artist - St Sebastian's Art Show

August 2022 - Finalist - Clayton Utz Awards

June 2022 - Finalist - Darcy Doyle Art Awards

June 2022 - Commended Award - Lethbridge 20000 - Small Scale Art Award

May 2022 - Finalist - Facets of Fairholme

May 2022 - 1st Prize - New Exhibitor & Acquisitive Award - Aspects Art Show, Goondoowindi

May 2022 - Brisbane Grammar Art Show

March 2022 - Toowoomba Grammar Art Show


June 2021 - Group Show “A Winter’s Walk” with Kate Pittas, Kate Mitchell and Jane Thompson, Wild Canary, Brookfield Brisbane

June 2021 - Finalist - Lethbridge Gallery - Small Scale Art Exhibition

May 2021 - 1st Place Oil Painting - Brookfield Art Show - 

March 2021 - Toowoomba Grammar Art Show 

March / April 2021 - Solo Show "Colourful Spaces, Beautiful Places" Wild Canary, Brookfield Brisbane


November 2020 - Featured Artist - Still Life Collection - Art West Community Gallery, Mt Ommaney

August 2020 - Flower Market - Sold Out Online Exhibition


April 2019 - Plein Air Convention and Expo - Santa Fe - USA

April 2019 - Park Hill Art Association - Spring Show - Denver USA


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